Brazil

Brazil is a country in the continent of South America, it is the fifth largest nation in the world, bigger than Australia! Northern Brazil is dominated by the Amazon River and the jungle that surrounds it. The Amazon is not one river but hundreds of waterways, its total length is 4,250 miles. That’s seven times the length of the UK!

Most people in Brazil speak Portuguese. That’s because people from Portugal moved into Brazil in the 16th Century. Many of them made their home in Brazil and over time insisted that Brazilians stop speaking their own native languages and speak Portuguese instead.

The Mission Together hymn that you can hear in the cartoon is sung in Portuguese. You will notice that the children in the cartoon are dressed in the colours of the Mission Rosary. Red for the Americas. Blue for Oceania. Green for Africa. Yellow for Asia. White for Europe.

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